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Discussions"Navalised" Typhoon aircraft unveiled at "Aero India 2011"
Bangalore, India - By Eurofighter and BAE Systems
On the occasion of "Aero India 2011", the aviation sector's event which was held recently (February 9-13, 2011) in Bangalore, India (see AVIONEWS), Eurofighter and BAE Systems revealed further details... more
DiscussionsTechnical sheet of the braille card presented yesterday by ENAC-Alitalia
Rome, Italy - Further details
Yesterday was held a press conference in which ENAC (Italian civil aviation board) and Alitalia presented the Safety Card in Braille and 3D shapes introduced for the first time ever on airliners (see... more
DiscussionsWill Italy still have an air fire service?
Rome, Italy - Without immediate and bold decisions a capital of men and means that all Europe envies Italy will be destroyed
It's not easy to take the stock of the intricate situation of the air fire service of the Italian Civil Defense. It should be necessary to retrace the (less) uplifting matter of the SOREM society that... more
DiscussionsAir chaos due to bad weather. Is it possible that snow and ice stop the airplanes? Yes, because...
Rome, Italy - Security in the first place
On the sidelines of the news coming from many north European airports, on which the flight operations are slowed, besides by the prohibitive weather conditions, also by the lack of de-ice liquids, it is... more
DiscussionsAlenia Aeronautica: Tornado airplane
Rome, Italy - Main technical data
The Tornado is the result of an Italian-British-German industrial partnership created to fulfil the three air forces’ requirement for a long-range interdiction and strike multi-role aircraft, also with r... more
DiscussionsRD-93 jet engines for military airplanes that Rosoboronexport will deliver to China
Moscow, Russia - Following a 238 million Dollars agreement signed in 2005
Russia's state-run arms exporter Rosoboronexport is preparing a contract for the delivery of additional RD-93 jet engines to China (see AVIONEWS), a senior official from the company said on Tuesday. This... more
Rome, Italy - News from the world by the commander Renzo Dentesano
Comes from Moscow the news, reported by our aeronautical press agency AVIONEWS (see AVIONEWS), that the Russian deputy-minister of transportation has said that Russia would be thinking of using, in future,... more
DiscussionsRussia: who will win the bid for the helicopter-carriers?
Moscow, Russia - The just-born Russian-French consortium could be the most likely winner
On Sunday, October 31, 2010, the Russian Defense Minister, Anatoly Serdyukov, confirmed the Country's intention to buy two helicopter-carriers for its Navy, equipped with all the technical documentation... more
DiscussionsAirplanes: "New A-320" on the horizon? For Airbus' president the choice is difficult
Toulouse, France - The project shouldn't interfere with the other programs
Thomas Enders, president of Airbus, admitted his difficulties in the choice of new the engines for the medium range A-320 aircraft. The question is whether provide or not provide new engines for the plane.... more
DiscussionsWill Syria buy Tupolev Tu-204 airplanes?
Moscow , Russia - Such a commercial agreement would be advantageous both for the industry and Damascus
Is Syria going to buy Tupolev Tu-204 airplanes? It's probable, premises are all there. The facts: last Friday deputy-first minister Abdallah Dardari unveiled that Damascus was negotiating with Russia about... more
DiscussionsAVIONEWS: Interview with Basilio Catanoso (PDL) on the situation of Sicilian airports (VIDEO)
Rome, Italy - The lengthening of the runway of Catania, the crux of Comiso
Are really useful 7 airports in Sicily? Maybe even an eighth one, as the administrators of the province of Agrigento would like ? In this VIDEO, Basilio Catania, a member of the PDL party, AVIONEWS... more
DiscussionsMaxi re-armament: airplanes and helicopters for the Arab States of the Gulf
Washington, USA - Purchases from USA for a total of 123 million Dollars, Lockheed Martin and Boeing among the main suppliers
According to British newspaper "Financial Times", the Arab states of the Gulf would be preparing a large re-armament costing about 123 billion dollars, planned to be executed in 4 years. This is, it writes,... more
DiscussionsAssembly on 1,000th B-767 airplane: further details
Rome, Italy - Highlights and curiosities
It's a particularly important time in Italy, where the B-767 airplane is present in the fleets of four airlines for long haul flights (Blue Panorama, Air Italy, Alitalia, Neos) and because it is produced... more
DiscussionsWho was David Warren, inventor of the aircraft Cockpit Voice Recorder, benefactor of the flight safety
Rome, Italy - A tribute by Italian commander Renzo Dentesano
Reports of death of doctor in science David Ronald de Mey Warren (20 March 1925-19 July 2010), which occurred July 19 in Melbourne (Australia), inventor of the commercial aircraft's "Sound recording in... more
DiscussionsPassengers that use airplanes: EC rights in exceptional situations (3)
Brussels, Belgium - As those caused by the eruption of the Icelandic volcano last April
Introduction Air (by airplanes) and rail passengers continue to enjoy protection even in exceptional circumstances such as the eruption of the Icelandic volcano in April 2010. The situation caused many... more
DiscussionsEC: air (by airplanes) passenger rights (2)
Brussels, Belgium - Awareness campaign
Awareness Campaign Why is the European Commission launching a campaign to raise awareness of passenger rights? Although the European Union has made great strides in recent years in establishing common... more
DiscussionsMore about EC-645 helicopter, unveiled by Eurocopter at "Eurosatory 2010"
Paris, France - Military version of the EC-145, it's a medium ton category
The newest member of Eurocopter’s military helicopter family has been shown for the first time at the "Eurosatory" (from June 14-18) defense exhibition with the EC-645’s unveiling as a highly capable, med... more
DiscussionsAir transport of corpses: cultural traditions, burocreatic files, high prices
Rome, Italy - It could be a difficult moment, beside the sorrow for the lost
The strange happening that involves the transport of the corpse of Don Padovese offers the cue for a consideration. The apostolic vicar from Antolia, leader of Turkish Church, stubbed in Iskenderun, extreme... more
DiscussionsThe S-79 airplane showed at "Volandia": the "Mystery of the desert" since 50 years
Varese, Italy - The wreckage now exposed at the Park-Museum in a suggestive room that respects the sites of finding
Last Saturday the inauguration of the new room of the SIAI Marchetti S-79 airplane, a relic of the Regia Aeronautica's history and of the Italian aeronautical industry, and one of the undiscussed protagonists... more
DiscussionsRussia ready to start construction of Mistral ships. On board KA-52 Alligator helicopters?
Moscow, Russia - The unified Holding OPK and Unified Shipbuilding consortium
"If Defense Department charges us to build these ships, we are ready to make it", said Dmitry Morotchenko, spokesperson of the Russian unified holding OPK, after having recorded that the French delegations... more
DiscussionsSurvive an aircraft crash: do children have a better chance?
Rome, Italy - The case of Dutch child safe in the air disaster at Tripoli, follows similar cases and put a question
Only a Dutch boy could survive the Tripoli's plane crash, where 103 persons, whose 92 passengers and 11 crew staff, paid with their lives. The sole survivor, 10 years old, was recognized by his grand-mother,... more
DiscussionsGermany-Greece-Turkey: economic crisis, international relations and weapons
Rome, Italy - Play on two fronts by Germans, Greek-Turkish coming nearer
Germany plays on two fronts, functional on one hand to the financial centres and on the other to its big weapons-dealer role, exporting in particular just to Greece and Turkey. On the landscape, not to... more
DiscussionsAircraft and volcanic clouds: some answers to some questions
Rome, Italy - While the cloud is clearing we clarify the essential aspects bounding calamity to aviation
It's just the case to say that when the clouds are clearing space opens to reflections and most important aspects are enlightened, also for the future. We have watched powerless to the air transport block... more
DiscussionsHow much do ex-Alitalia managers worth?
Rome, Italy - The latest nomination let do some considerationsabout the old Alitalia's real problems
An other ex-Alitalia manager has been recruited to cover an important role in the air transport management scenario. Enzo Chieli was appointed new Meridiana Fly's CEO and substitute the outgoing Gianni... more
Discussions"The mom-airliner": the forty years from the maiden commercial flight by B-747
Rome, Italy - Celebration by Italian Capt. Renzo Dentesano
With the "Mom-Airliner" as nickname I celebrates the 40th anniversary of maiden commercial flight by B-747, delivered (at the end of 2009) in 1418 units, on which I has been lucky to have flown for about... more
DiscussionsHistoric maiden flight for the AW-159 of the British Army
Yeovil, UK - Designed and developed to meet the UK MoD’s requirements
As anticipated (see AVIONEWS), AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica subsidiary, has successfully performed the maiden flight of its AW-159 Lynx Wildcat multirole helicopter for the British Army, at its facility... more
DiscussionsCivil aviation: "Atlantic War"
Rome, Italy - How alliances will share air traffic market
Stealing a term from History, that calls "Pacific War" the battles between Japan and the USA during World War II, it was natural for us to dub "Atlantic War" what is going on in recent days, in recent... more
DiscussionsEurofighter programme: the major success in the next generation defense airplanes sector
Rome, Italy - The heart of the Air Forces for next 30 years
"Alenia Aeronautica, a Finmeccanica company, has delivered 6 Eurofighter Typhoon Tranche 2 production aircraft to the Italian Air Force. The first Italian T2 aircraft was delivered in November 2008,... more
DiscussionsNew runway at Cagliari airport (3): aims and expectations
Cagliari, Italy - Coni to AVIONEWS "The project aims to collect data for the next two years and will give figures and results of what happens under the asphalt during landings and take offs"
At 6:10 a.m. (Italian time), AirOne flight to Milan-Linate was the first to take off from the new runway at Cagliari-Elmas airport, within the "Italian SmartRunway Project", the first international example... more
DiscussionsNew runway at Cagliari airport (2): the details of the project
Cagliari, Italy - AVIONEWS interviewed Mauro Coni, an engineer who participated in the project
AVIONEWS interviewed Mauro Coni, an engineer professor of "Roads, railways and airports" at Cagliari University and co-author of the "Italian SmartRunway Project", which represents the firs example in... more